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Your Spouse's Friends May Influence Your BP

The quality of one spouse's social network may influence the other's blood pressure.

It is recognized that an individual's own social relationships influences  their longevity.  Researchers studied the social network quality of 94 couples free of hypertension, heart disease, or psychological disorders. After adjustments, a greater number of supportive social ties was associated with lower blood pressure, and a larger number of aversive relationships were associated with higher blood pressure in the other spouse.

PositiveTip: Seek to establish positive, healthy relationships as this will not only help your health but your spouse's too!